Common name: Coneflower Echinacea Double Scoop Mandarin

Height: 18-22 Inches
Spread: 18-22 Inches
Flower Color: Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies Attracts songbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Early summer Midsummer Late summer
How's your soil?: Poor Soil Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Prairie Cottage Eclectic
 

Darwin Perennials has been hard at work developing a line of double flowering Echinacea. We vigorously trialed their varieties in both containers and in the ground, and were very impressed with the performance and flower color of DOUBLE SCOOP™ Mandarin. Fluorescent orange pom-pom flowers really stop you in your tracks with intense color. Unlike taller double varieties that tend to lodge, this Echinacea supports the weight of its large, 4in wide flowers with better, shorter stems. With age, flowers take on dark rosy pink tones, which only add to its beauty.

With brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.